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The PRC is working overtime, making everything we'll ever need or want to buy (including, of course, our food and foodlike products) and destroying Tibet piece by piece. But they did institute some (probably meaningless) curbs on gold mining because of environmental concerns.
Russian playwright and historian Edvard Radzinsky wrote: "One-party rule cannot survive where someone has even minimal economic freedom." But China seems to violate this rule as it violates all others.
Thinkbuddha.org has a good post on Pain. Ouch! indeed.
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